Monthly Archives: June 2015

Reserve Your Tickets for Newark Boat Tours Now!!

Newark Boat Tours 2015Celebrate America’s Independence this weekend with a one of a kind Newark Port Tour with Hackensack Riverkeeper!

Reserve your tickets now to tour the Passaic River, just $5 for Newark Residents and $15 for non-residents. Call (201) 341-8311, email newarkboattours@gmail.com or purchase your tickets now at:

PayPal using email address newarkboattours@gmail.com. Don’t forget to mark your date and time!

Riverfront News: River Day Postponed, Riverfront Chess, Praise by the Passaic & Ironbound Walkshop this Week!

Last Saturday it rained on our parade and the 4th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day has been postponed until September (new date will be announced shortly!) Thanks to everyone for your support in promoting and volunteering for Walk to the Water and River Day.

It may have rained on us on Saturday but we’ve got some exciting events later half of the week at Riverfront Park!

We are thrilled to introduce our first Riverfront Chess days on Thursday, June 25th at 1:00pm at the Orange Sticks. Newark Chess Club will host chess lessons, games, and tournaments twice a month on the banks of the Passaic River at Riverfront Park. Come out and learn how to play or show off your skills as you enjoy the summer breeze of the Passaic River.chess

This Friday, June 26th, our friends at Riverbank Park (located across the street from Riverfront Park) on will host a Free Movie Friday with The Lego Movie at 8pm. Bring a blanket and your family and enjoy a night out in the Park.

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Saturday, June 27th from 5-8pm, Newark gathers together at the Orange Sticks in Riverfront Park for the 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis! This special evening will close out Newark’s Gospel Month celebrating the City’s deep tradition of gospel with the joyous sounds of some of Newark’s most talented acts and special guests.

*Don’t forget to wear white and bring your blankets and lawn chairs!

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Want to learn more about the history, development and ecology of Newark’s Riverfront and the Lower Passaic? Sign up for our Ironbound Walkshop tour, part I in our three part walkshop series which highlights the stories and triumphs along the Passaic River. The Ironbound Walkshop will leave from Newark Penn Station at 1:00pm this Sunday, June 28th and explore the current Riverfront Park, new developments and beyond the Park in the East Ward.

If you are interested in taking the tour please email newarkriverfront@gmail.com or call (201) 341-8311 to reserve your space!

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Hope to see you down by the river!

Join Us Today for Newark’s 4th Annual Walk to the Water & River Day!!!

Today is the day! Join Newark Riverfront Revival, Friends of Riverfront Park, the City of Newark, County of EssexIronbound Community Corporation, Trust for Public Land and special guests GrassROOTS Community Foundation and our partners for the 4th Annual Walk to the Water! Meet us on the steps of Newark City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street, at 11:30am as Newarkers from all corners and beyond walk to Riverfront Park to reclaim our river and to promote sustainable Riverfront redevelopment, the clean up of the Passaic River, and access to clean and safe open space.

Walk with us to the Water and Riverfront Park and stay for a full day of family fun, entertainment and activities from 1-6pm.

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River Day family and entertainment activities will take place all day beginning with the Zoo Crew Basketball and Ironbound Soccer Club Tournaments from 9am-1pm at the Sports Fields located in the Essex County portion of Riverfront Park located at Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street.

Riverfront Yoga will take place at noon at the Orange Sticks located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets.
The Orange Party at the Orange Sticks will begin at 1pm with DJ Omar Abdallah and host Starski.

The event will begin with a River Reconnection Ceremony at 1:15pm with a welcome from Dr. Janice Johnson Dias of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, music by Emily Turonis, poetry by Urban Kween and more!

Performances will begin at 1:45pm and will feature:

Down Neck Sisters of Harmony
Heritage Irish Dance Troupe
Diaspora ecuatoriana (Traditional Dance & Music from Ecuador)
Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira
Rancho Infantil Cantinho (Traditional Dance & Music from Portugal)

New York Red Bulls Freestyle Street Team
Oasis Youth Steel Pan Orchestra
Maurice Chestnut with Charissa Dowe aka Violin Diva

River Day activities (from 1pm-6pm) will include Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 1-4pm, Zumba, FloydLittle Double Dutch TeamNew York Redbulls, Riverfront Chess with Newark Chess ClubNewark Printshop Pop-Up Print Shop, Boat Building with Project U.S.E., Newark Bike Exchange Peddle-Powered Waterfall, Drum Circle, children’s activities and more!

Hashtags are #NewarkRiverfrontRevival #TheRiverBelongsToThePeople #NewarkWalksToTheWater #NewarkRiverDay #CleanThePassaic

Find us on Social Media:

Instagram @newarkriverfront

Twitter @newarkriverfrnt

Facebook: Newark Riverfront Revival

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email newarkriverfront@gmail.comFlyerV2-01

Newark Youth Audition Alert for our 1st Riverfront Theater Day Production – DIRT RICH!

Calling Newark Youth who are interested in the performing arts!

Newark Riverfront Revival is excited to present our first Riverfront Theater Day Production, DIRT RICH, a play by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Productions on Saturday, July 18th at Riverfront Park!

Open auditions will be held this Thursday, June 18th from 6:30-8:30pm in Newark. Please see all the details below and contact us with any questions at (201) 341-8311 or newarkriverfront@gmail.com

AUDITION ALERT (NEWARK YOUTH): Looking for Newark, NJ youth interested in theater to audition and perform in our very first Riverfront Theater Day with the production of DIRT RICH by playwright Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Productions on July 18th.

Audition info:

Thursday, June 18th

6:30pm-8:30pm

765 Broad Street (entrance on Bank Street)

Newark, NJ

No monologues necessary.

Must look between the ages of 11 and 13.

This Saturday, June 20th Newark’s 4th Annual Walk to the Water & River Day!

The 4th Annual Walk to the Water is a symbolic gathering of the diverse and dynamic people of Newark and the region as a united front in the reclamation of the Riverfront and the Passaic River for the people! Citizens from all walks of life, races, ages, and religions, come together in support of Newark Riverfront redevelopment, access to the River and Open Space, and in support of the health of the River and our citizens.

We will meet on the steps of Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street) on the morning of June 20th at 11:30am and walk to Riverfront Park (located on Raymond Boulevard between Van Buren and Somme Streets) together in solidarity for the people’s right to riverfront access and clean and safe green and blue space.

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River Day family and entertainment activities will take place all day beginning with the Zoo Crew Basketball and Ironbound Soccer Club Tournaments from 9am-1pm at the Sports Fields located in the Essex County portion of Riverfront Park located at Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street.

Riverfront Yoga will take place at noon at the Orange Sticks located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets.
The Orange Party at the Orange Sticks will begin at 1pm with DJ Omar Abdallah and host Starski.

The event will begin with a River Reconnection Ceremony at 1:15pm with a welcome from Dr. Janice Johnson Dias of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, music by Emily Turonis, poetry by Urban Kween and more!

Performances will begin at 1:45pm and will feature:

Down Neck Sisters of Harmony
Heritage Irish Dance Troupe
Diaspora ecuatoriana (Traditional Dance & Music from Ecuador)
Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira
Rancho Infantil Cantinho (Traditional Dance & Music from Portugal)
Oasis Youth Steel Pan Orchestra
Maurice Chestnut with Charissa Dowe aka Violin Diva
River Day activities (from 1pm-6pm) will include Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 1-4pm, Zumba, Double Dutch, New York Redbulls, Riverfront Chess with Newark Chess ClubNewark Printshop Pop-Up Print Shop, Boat Building with Project U.S.E., Kite Flying, Drum Circle, children’s activities and more!

Hashtags are #NewarkRiverfrontRevival #TheRiverBelongsToThePeople #NewarkWalksToTheWater #NewarkRiverDay #CleanThePassaic

Find us on Social Media:

Instagram @newarkriverfront

Twitter @newarkriverfrnt

Facebook: Newark Riverfront Revival

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email newarkriverfront@gmail.com

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We Are Pleased to Announce the Newark Riverfront Revival 2015 Season Calendar for Riverfront Park!

We are excited to present the Newark Riverfront Revival 2015 Season Calendar “Best of Newark by the River” for Riverfront Park – 100+ events that are free and open to the public on the Passaic River!

This season features the return of some of our traditional events, including the 4th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day on June 20th, Boat Tours (including Port Tours) with the Hackensack Riverkeeper ($5 for Newark residents), Walkshop Tours of the Passaic River, Riverfront Yoga with Newark Yoga Movement in The Meadow every Monday from 6-7pm, Riverfront Zumba in The Meadow every Tuesday from 7-8pm (please note the time change), Paddle Days which offer free kayaking on the River, Riverfront House Nights beginning on June 19th with DJ Omar Abdallah and Gonzalo Silva (check schedule for deejay schedules), Riverfront Movie Nights sponsored by Newark Office of Film and Television, and the return of the 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival on July 27th hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis.

New events on the calendar feature Riverfront Chess with the Newark Chess Club, CultureFest on the River hosted by Starski spotlighting poetry, spoken word and music, “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend with a presentation of the film Nas: Time is Illmatic on Friday, July 10th and Newark Hip Hop Day on Saturday, July 11th focused on the elements of hip-hop and hosted by Hakim Green, our very first theater production of DIRT RICH on July 18th, a play by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Productions, Riverfront Art Shows featuring the work of local artists, Cobblestone Music Night on July 31st, Quick Culture Meetup networking events, Carnivale on the River on August 8th bringing together the carnival traditions from around the world, Dance Stories on the River on August 15th (please note the correct date) presented by Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Storyboard P, Essex County Concert featuring Latin Splendor on August 12th @ 7pm in The Meadow, Jazz Night with April Peters and her unique brand of JazzPOP Fusion on August 21st and Lusophone Music Night (music of the Portuguese speaking world) on September 11th.

In addition to our events we are also working in partnership with City Without Walls and Newark Youth Works to install a Yarn City project decorating Riverfront Park with yarn bombing art created by youth and a Cobblestone Multimedia Apprenticeship Summer Program with Newark Riverfront Revival which will teach Newark youth about media arts and the ecology and development of the Passaic River and Riverfront Park.

Other partnerships include the building of a mobile application for a guided walking tour developed by Code for Newark and a new television program called “What’s Up Down by the River” co-produced with NWK TV 78 and The Newark Times.

Special thanks to the City of Newark, Essex County, Ironbound Community Corp., Trust for Public Land, National Endowment of the Arts, Seidler Chemical Company, and Friends of the Riverfront and the City of Newark Office of Information Technology for their generous support!

If you are interested in volunteering for our events, please email newarkriverfront@gmail.com.

Hope to see you down by the River!

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